Will we be able to see them in cinemas?
Winter has come to a close and we’re hopeful lockdown follows suit. After months of binging Netflix on the couch, seeing something on the big screen feels like a dream from another time. Even though 2021 is nearing its end (cue shocked emoji face), there are still heaps of major movie releases to look forward to. Whether they’ll be released for streaming or for cinemas, here are some titles that we can’t wait for.
October movie releases
1. The Last Duel (October 21)
Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel is a fascinating tale of betrayal and vengeance set in the backdrop of 14th century France. It stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer. Who’s keen for a good historical drama? Especially with that cast.
2. Antlers (October 28)
Horror movie lovers will want to mark their calendars for this highly-anticipated release. And if you’ve read the book this movie is based on — The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca, you know you’re in for a terrifying experience.
3. Ron’s Gone Wrong (October 28)
Ron’s Gone Wrong is the movie about an awkward high schooler and his walking, talking, digitally-connected device and if you love animation, you’ll definitely want to catch this.
4. Halloween Kills (October 28)
Fans of the Halloween franchise — you know what to do when Halloween rolls around. Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising her iconic role and taking on Michael Myers with the help of the town of Haddonfield. This is also the final movie in the instalment.
November movie releases
5. Eternals (November 4)
There’s nothing like a Marvel movie-watching experience. And now we’ll be introduced to a brand new set of superheroes who have been defending the Earth since the dawn of time. Excited would be an understatement.
6. Last Night in Soho (November 4)
Directed by Edgar Wright, Last Night in Soho is about an aspiring fashion designer who is mysteriously able to transport to the 1960s. The trailer looks mysterious and thrilling in equal amounts and that aesthetic is just chefs kiss.
7. No Time to Die (November 11)
The new James Bond movie is set to be Daniel Craig’s last so it’s only right that we should see him off. And going by the trailers, one thing is for certain — he’s not going out without a bang.
8. Venom: Let There be Carnage (November 25)
If you watched the first Venom movie, you know it got an unfair billing from critics. The movie is fun, exciting, filled with all that superhero melodrama and its sequel looks primed to be all that and more.
December movie releases
9. Encanto (December 2)
There’s something about Disney that just transports you to a simpler and more magical time. Encanto, the story about the Madrigals, a family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, hits our screens in December.
10. Dune (December 2)
Dune — the 1965 science-fiction novel by Frank Herbert is essential reading for sci-fi lovers and till date the best-selling science-fiction novel in the world. And if the trailer for the movie is anything to go by, it promises to be as larger than life and fascinating as its source material.
11. French Dispatch (December 9)
They had us at Wes Anderson. But also there’s Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand and a lot more. And going by the trailer itself, this is one of the most Wes Anderson movies, Wes Anderson has ever made. Instantly keen for this.
12. West Side Story (December 26)
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake looks grandiose, epic and flamboyant — just what a modern retelling of West Side Story needed to look like. Spielberg’s translation of the iconic stage script already looks primed to be one of his great cinematic masterpieces.
13. Spiderman : No Way Home (December 26)
The No Way Home trailer racked up 355.5 million views across its social media accounts breaking the previously held record of highest views in a day by Avengers: Endgame. This is one everyone’s unanimously hyped for and for good reason.
14. House of Gucci (December 26)
House of Gucci stars the fierce trio of Lady Gaga, Adam Driver and Jared Leto. Based on the tumultuous marriage and divorce of Patrizia and Maurizio Gucci — the head of the Gucci fashion house, the movie is already generating Oscar buzz.
15. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania — December 2021
Hotel Transylvania doesn’t have a fixed release date but is tentatively set to release sometime in December 2021. Following the adventures of Drac and the Pack, the movie is set to be the final chapter of the films.